A low pressure system may emerge from an area of unsettled weather near the Bahamas later this week. The low pressure system may gradually develop tropical characteristics. The NHC has a 50 chance of a tropical or sub-tropical depression or storm forming in the next 5 days.
The high pressure responsible for our warm and dry weather this week may eventually help steer any tropical system toward the southeastern U.S., including the Outer Banks. All interests along the coast should pay close attention to this tropical development. It does not appear that this system will develop into a strong storm, but it could bring showers and an increase risk of rip currents to the coast. Regardless of development, the storm will bring an increase in clouds and showers this weekend and early next week if it develops. We'll keep watching...
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